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Police searching for two missing infants in Mobile

Police searching for two missing infants in Mobile. Brenn May Forrister and Gunnar Ray Forrister were last seen on Wednesday in the Cottage Hill Road area of Mobile. The seven month old White boy and girl are believed to be with their mother CiCi Forrister and are possibly traveling in a silver 200 Oldsmobile Silhouette with no tag.

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5 things to do in Alabama on Memorial Day 2022

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30. Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Created in 1868, Memorial Day is meant to honor and mourn those who have died in service of the United States Military. Here is a look at five events around the state that will take place this Monday:

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Memorial Day Weekend begins ALEA's '101 Days of Safety"

On Memorial Day weekend, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is kicking off 101 days of safety throughout the summer.

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6 shot after Anniston graduation party

A graduation party in Anniston with over 150 attendees was struck with gunfire early Friday morning.

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Annual Hank Williams festival to be held in Georgiana June 3-4

The annual Hank Williams festival will be held June 3-4 at the Hank Williams Music Park in Georgiana.  

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Freedom From Religion Foundation files complaint against Alabama teacher

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has announced a complaint against an Alabama teacher for allegedly proselytizing his students.

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U.S. Reps. Aderholt, Carl, Brooks join letter calling for withdrawal from WHO

Alabama U.S. Representatives Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville), Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) and Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) signed on to a letter from U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wisc.) sent to President Joe Biden that called for the United States to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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State Sen. Elliott discourages potential Ivey pursuit of Medicaid expansion

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) downplayed the possibility of the legislature going along with Medicaid expansion plans and urged Ivey to pursue "bold initiatives."

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Concerned Doctors urge reversal of COVID-19 vaccination recommendation for children

Concerned Doctors of Alabama are questioning CDC guidance that children as young as 5 received the COVID-19 vaccination and a booster shot as soon as five months later. They have requested a meeting with state health officer Dr. Scott Harris and are urging the Alabama Department of Public Health to cease recent guidance recommending the booster shot in minors.

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Marshall files federal court brief supporting Florida law that bans sanctuary cities

Attorney General Steve Marshall argued that the federal court exceeded its authority when it blocked a Florida law requiring city governments to assist federal authorities in enforcing immigration law.

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Lawyer will seek to move trial of Alabama jail escapee

A lawyer for an Alabama inmate who was the subject of a national manhunt after escaping with the apparent help of a jail official, said he will ask to move his trial to another city.

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SuperPAC spending over $24.5M on Alabama U.S. Senate race, country's third-most expensive says OpenSecrets

Even though it has yet to be settled with a June 21 primary looming, campaign finance tracking website OpenSecrets.org reports Alabama's U.S. Senate race was the third-most expensive of the 2022 election cycle thus far.

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Flora-Bama co-owner Joe Gilchrist dies at age 80

80-year-old Joe Gilchrist, a co-owner of a legendary Gulf Coast bar, passed away Wednesday.

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Bradley Byrne named President and CEO of Mobile Chamber

The Mobile Chamber named Bradley Byrne its next president and CEO on Thursday.

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TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl announces game day, possible times

The game will be played at Protective Stadium in Birmingham and will feature teams from the Southeastern Conference and the American Athletic Conference. Kickoff will either be 2:15 or 5:45 PM CT and will air on ESPN. Participating teams and kickoff time will be announced on December 4th.

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ALGOP chair Wahl 'incredibly upset' over Etowah County ballot issue

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl acknowledged the party's concern over an Etowah County ballot issue and pledged to find a solution.

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'We're going to save lives': Analyzing school safety and security in Alabama

Alabama has one of the most robust school security programs in the nation, a valuable asset in light of the recent Texas Elementary School shooting.

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ADPH recommends children receive COVID-19 boosters, Concerned Doctors disagree

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have granted emergency use authorization for children ages 5 to 11 to receive a booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine.

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USFL begins stretch run to playoffs

While no team in the United States Football League (USFL) has yet punched a ticket for the postseason, this weekend’s games will certainly impact who eventually travels to Canton, Ohio, for the new League’s inaugural playoffs.

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Huntsville’s most powerful rocket ever heading back to launchpad following several fixes

NASA’s new Artemis I rocket is being prepared for an early June return to its Kennedy Space Center, Florida launchpad for a second attempt to successfully conduct a full vehicle checkout that includes complete propellant fueling and a full-up final countdown rehearsal that will include everything short of firing the 8.8-million-pound thrust rocket engines for liftoff.

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'It’s a people problem...not a gun problem': Alabama lawmakers react to deadly Texas school shooting

Alabama lawmakers and hopefuls are reacting to the deadly school shooting in Texas that left 19 children and two adults dead.

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Congressman Barry Moore visits pro-life pregnancy center in Troy

This week, Congressman Barry Moore visited the pro-life center, Sav-A-Life Troy Inc. (SALTI).

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Mo Brooks accuses Katie Britt of 'behind the scenes' effort to solicit Democrat crossover votes in GOP primary

During an appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), who will face former Business Council of Alabama head Katie Britt in next month's GOP senatorial primary runoff election, accused Britt of soliciting Democrat votes in Tuesday's primary. He argued she might attempt it again in the runoff.

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Starliner returns to Earth completing its mission

“We have had an excellent flight test of a complex system that we expected to learn from along the way and we have,” said Boeing Vice President Mark Nappi. “Thank you to the NASA and Boeing teammates who have put so much of themselves into Starliner.”

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Etowah County redistricting error threatens State House Districts 28, 29 election results

On Wednesday, Etowah County Probate Judge Scott Hassell and Secretary of State John Merrill issued a joint statement that revealed a redistricting problem discovered earlier this month was not corrected before the party primary vote on Tuesday.

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Zeigler and Allen are in the Republican runoff for Secretary of State

Jim Zeigler and Wes Allen will face off in the Republican primary runoff on June 21.

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Britt says victory clear sign that Alabama wants "new blood"

Katie Boyd Britt emerged from the shadow of Alabama Senator Richard Shelby to stand in her own light as winner of the Republican Primary for U.S. Senate last night.

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